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Coconut Matter is all about living well everyday. With that in mind, we ask – when was the last time you did something good for yourself? No matter how busy we get, it’s always important to take a little time to refresh and recharge; remember to indulge in a little self every once in awhile and your body will thank you for it.
We’re elated to introduce our guest contributor, Whitney Ng, a food and travel writer, previously based in Perth, Australia. Now living in Shanghai, she works the exciting world of digital marketing by day and shares her many delicious adventures by night. Try out her easy Coconut Oil Body Scrub Recipe – made with WILD virgin coconut oil – with only 3 ingredients, there’s no excuse…just because you’re always on the go, it doesn’t mean that you can’t treat yourself!
I guarantee that this will become one of your favourite uses for WILD virgin coconut oil – body scrubs have always been one of those simple things that I use to overlook, but now I take it as an essential at home luxury. The best thing about this “recipe” is that it’s made up of 3 ingredients and one step – it’s foolproof! I usually use it about 2-3 times a week in the shower – because all of the ingredients are also 100% edible, be sure that you wash it off thoroughly.
Using WILD virgin coconut oil always leaves my skin feeling incredibly soft and smooth, which is such a rejuvenating feeling after a busy day at work and especially soothing after going to the gym. I find the smell of this all natural body scrub near irresistible, but if you’re not a coffee fan, then feel free to double the sugar portion. This recipe can be altered as a foot scrub too – just eliminate the sugar and the coffee and replace it with 1 cup of coarse rock salt.
At Coconut Matter, we are all about minimising waste and that’s why I opted to “upcycle” coffee grounds (the residue from making espresso out of coffee beans) from my local cafe in Perth, Australia. Not only are coffee grounds a great exfoliator, but it gives me a burst of energy as soon as I open my jar of homemade body scrub, the same way a cup of coffee in the morning would. Whilst it might be a psychological feeling, the goodness of warm showers and WILD virgin coconut oil body scrubs are second to none.
1. Simply mix all the ingredients together until combined.
2. Store in an air-tight jar or plastic container.
This makes for a great birthday, Mother’s Day or Christmas gift – just portion up the finished body scrub, tie it up in craft paper or seal it in an airtight jar. If you give this recipe a go, do let us know by tagging us with @coconutmatter and #coconutmatter
If you give this Coconut Oil Body Scrub recipe a go, do let us know by tagging us with @coconutmatter and #coconutmatter. We love partnering with like-minded folk who not only share a similar ethos, but also share our passion for using WILD Virgin Coconut Oil in everyday life. If you would like to contribute to Coconut Matter, we would love to hear from you – please email us and together, let’s help everyone build a lifestyle that truly matters!